Project & Development Grants

Project & Development Grants

Carclew’s grants programs are currently CLOSED to individuals AND organisations.

INDIVIDUAL early career artists aged 26 years or under, can apply for up to $10,000 for arts projects with a tangible outcome and/or skills and career development.

ORGANISATIONS can apply for up to $20,000 for projects that are developed and presented for, by and with children and young people aged 26 years and under. Organisation can also apply for up to $10,000 for Capacity Building projects in this round. Click here for guidelines and further information.


Project & Development grants support creative projects that encourage, develop and promote the artistic practice of people aged 26 and under. Applicants may also seek up to $3,000 for professional development (e.g. skills development and career building). This can be a stand-alone application or incorporated into the overall project budget.

Examples include:

  • Creative development of new and/or existing work
  • Presentation of new and/or existing work
  • Activities that enable children and/or young people to participate in art making
  • Professional development for career building activity eg. participation in workshops, mentorships, internships, residencies etc

Project & Development Grants for Individuals are offered twice per year for activity occurring in the following six months. The current round is for projects undertaken Jan - June 2022.


Carclew offers grants to organisations that are not for profit, incorporated bodies based in South Australia, and are not currently in receipt of annual funding from Carclew or DPC-Arts South Australia. These grants provide up to $20,000 for projects where:

  • Children and/or young people (26 years and under) are the target audience or primary project beneficiaries
  • The project supports the creative skills development of children and/or young people
  • The project provides a professional entry point for early career artists aged 26 years and under through employment and/or structured mentoring
  • Equity and access are primary considerations in project concept development, planning and delivery

There is one round of Project & Development Grant for Organisations offered annually. The current round is for projects undertaken Jan - Dec 2022.

Applications closed 11.59pm, 1 September 2021.

Valuable assistance in developing your application is available by:

  • Reading through the FAQ's which provide handy tips and advice
  • Checking out previous funding recipients by using the tabs for each year in the menu above
  • Attending a scheduled grant information session (see below)
  • Arranging a one-on-one consult to discuss your proposal (see below)



Contact Funding Programs Coordinator Rebecca Meston, or (08) 8230 1103.

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Banner image: On set of Everything All At Once, Tamara Hardman. Photo: Morgan Sette

Below you can watch clips of Carclew alumni Madeleine Parry, Nelson Hedditch and Dan Daw talking about how Carclew funding helped kickstart their careers.


Carclew’s donations campaign supports early career artists through our Project & Development grants and Fellowships program. Find out more about our donations campaign here. For further information, contact Lucy Markey, Senior Manager, Marketing & Development at

Our sincerest thanks go to our current donors and Giving Circle members.